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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Richard Kahui crunching hit on Adam Ashley-Cooper

The Brumbies edged past the Chiefs with a late try in Canberra on Friday in an entertaining, eventful, and somewhat historic match in the Super 14.

Flyhalf Matt Tomua scored the late try to seal the 30-23 win after scores were tied with time running out on the clock after both sides had shared the lead on numerous occasions throughout the game.

It turned out to be a great night for the Brumbies, as aside from the win there was a very special moment as Julian Huxley made his return after he had been out of Super Rugby for two years following surgery to remove a brain tumour.

The tackle of the match though was undoubtedly this cracking hit from Richard Kahui on Brumbies fullback Adam Ashley-Cooper. The versatile Wallaby back positioned himself under the high ball nicely, but was smoked by the incoming Kahui.

Ashley-Cooper was left a little dazed for a few minutes afterwards, as you can see the impact of the head on neck on the turf as he want down from the big hit. He did well to carry on though, and showed no ill-effects later in the match.

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Time: 01:04
Extra: You can also see a few great photographs of the tackle here



  • two big hits ud wana see from tahs match. benson stanley murders tom carter, and the no.18 for tahs hammers a blues player! both quality "knees up" hits.

    By Anonymous b, at March 27, 2010 8:05 pm  

  • Ouch!

    By Blogger Hendrick, at March 27, 2010 8:30 pm  

  • definitely a big hit, but I'd almost argue that It's a borderline spear tackle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 27, 2010 8:48 pm  

  • WHOA, Adam was seeing stars hahahaha!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 27, 2010 9:38 pm  

  • it's not a spear at all...but he should've jumped to get it so it would of been a penalty to him

    By Blogger poccio, at March 27, 2010 10:37 pm  

  • Not exactly huge, but as the commentator says, perfect timing.

    By Anonymous Earth hour = waste of time, at March 27, 2010 10:46 pm  

  • where's the lost forward?

    By Blogger Jeroz, at March 28, 2010 3:43 am  

  • bit unfair, he had no chance to prepare for the hit

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 28, 2010 4:35 am  

  • Not at all a spear. Not at all unfair. That's rugby. Great hit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 28, 2010 11:48 am  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 28, 2010 1:37 pm  

  • Borderline spear tackle? Shut the fuck up and learn the rules you twat. Its soft little princesses like you who will destroy the game of rugby.

    By Anonymous TUI, at March 28, 2010 2:23 pm  

  • ASC didn't look in pain, he just looked confused...

    By Blogger vinniechan, at March 28, 2010 4:06 pm  

  • Gotcha sucka!....lolol

    By Anonymous semperfimamba, at March 28, 2010 5:28 pm  

  • I would say that was a few inches away from being a spear...

    By Blogger Crosser, at March 28, 2010 7:18 pm  

  • The hit is fine but the landing/'placement' does go slightly head first, albeit at an angle.
    The specific angle he drove him down at makes it to some degree, a little more dangerous to be on the receiving end of.

    But when its all happening that fast - can u even be sure of intent from the tackler?

    I'd say its borderline legal cos of the ending, but I'd also say maybe just about acceptable - and still a massive and quite brilliant hit.

    By Anonymous mise, at March 28, 2010 10:29 pm  

  • As poccio mentioned, if he jumps to take it he's not going to be smashed like that - especially if he leave his foot out in front as he does it.

    By Anonymous jackohos, at March 28, 2010 11:01 pm  

  • he nearly broke his neck

    what a hit!

    By Blogger kevdetoulouse, at March 28, 2010 11:29 pm  

  • Do the people on here carrying on about spear tackles have any idea what a spear tackle is?
    He hits him with full force at just above hip height, the catcher is driven back and both players tumble onto the ground. If this is even close to an illegal tackle then rugby union is in real trouble.
    But the fact is the tackle's just fine.

    By Anonymous Will, at March 29, 2010 10:59 am  

  • Good tackle, if you think this is a spear tackle you don't know rugby.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 30, 2010 12:00 am  

  • Great hit. Kahui is bigger than he looks

    By Anonymous Scotsdale, at March 30, 2010 9:39 am  

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